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Manaia name meaning

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<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Manaia mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Manaia

User Submitted Origins

Maori
67%
American Samoa
17%
New Zealand
11%
Portuguese
6%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Australia, the name Manaia is of Maori origin and means "Manaia is a mythological creature in Maori culture it is common in wood carvings and also jewellery it has a head of a bird tail of a fish and a body of a man. The Manaia is traditionally believed to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits, and its symbol is used as a guardian against evil".
  2. A user from New Zealand says the name Manaia is of Maori origin and means "Mythical creature, a moari carving or a seahorse".
  3. According to a user from New Zealand, the name Manaia is of Maori origin and means "Guardian and Messenger - land, air and sea".
  4. A user from New Zealand says the name Manaia is of Maori origin and means "Guardian".
  5. A user from California, U.S. says the name Manaia is of American Samoa origin and means "Beautiful".
  6. A user from New Zealand says the name Manaia means "Seahorse".
  7. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Manaia is of American Samoa origin and means "Beautiful or handsome or nice".
  8. According to a user from Colorado, U.S., the name Manaia is of American Samoa origin and means "good".
  9. A user from Australia says the name Manaia is of Maori origin and means "The sun, heaven, and earth".
  10. According to a user from New Zealand, the name Manaia means "A strong god".
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Borrowed from Maori manaia.

  1. A bird-headed mythological creature and symbol of protection in Māori mythology.

manaia was also found in the following language(s): Maori and Samoan

Notable Persons Named Manaia

Notable Persons Named Manaia

Manaia Cherrington

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Manaia Salavea

Manaia was born on March 26th, 1986.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Manaia

Notable Persons With the Last Name Manaia

Wiremu Hukunui Manaia

Wiremu was born in New Zealand. He died in 1892.

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Fun Facts about the name Manaia

  • How Popular is the name Manaia? Manaia is the 25,901st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Manaia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 228 babies born with the first name Manaia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Manaia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Manaia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Manaia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Manaia is Sunday, June 20th, 1926.
  • What year had the most people named Manaia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Manaia was in 2015 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Manaia Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Manaia is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Manaia: The name spelled backwards is Aianam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aimana. How do you pronounce that?
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